Archive for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Defensive miscues hamper young BSHS baseball team thus far

April 9, 2013

The Bonner Springs baseball team has done what they've been doing so far this season, playing hard, but defensive miscues again cost them in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Bishop Ward on Monday.

"It's been the story of the year for us so far," BSHS coach Scott Lero said. "The kids fought hard, but we're not playing well defensively. We're not able to get consistent time with our field issues to put in the work to get better on defense. We have the kids to do it, we just have to get the work in."

What was originally scheduled to be a home game for the Braves, Monday’s doubleheader was moved to Bishop Ward after overnight rain made field conditions unfit for play.

A pair of sub-par innings proved costly for the Braves in Monday’s opener. Bishop Ward scored all 12 of their runs in the second and third innings, while Bonner Springs was unable to get a run on the board in their first five at bats, ending the game after five.

"We're young, and that's no excuse, but for most of our guys this is their first varsity action,” Lero said. "They're going to take their lumps. We know they can play. We just need to get some good momentum going for us that we can carry over."

In the nightcap the Braves were able to build a 3-0 lead after five and held a 3-1 edge in the sixth only to see the Cyclones rally for the 5-4 win in seven innings.

"For the better part of the season we have been in every game," Lero said. "I can honestly say we're losing games more because of what we are doing than we are getting beat."

Bonner Springs (0-6) is next scheduled to host Eudora for a doubleheader next Monday at 4 p.m.

Bats come out at night

On April 4, BSHS combined for 23 hits but was still swept at Turner as the Golden Bears were able to hold their own at the plate as well.

Luis Gardea went 3-for-3 with three runs score and two doubles in the opener, but Turner pulled away with a four-run fifth to win it, 9-4.

In the nightcap, both sides went off to combine for 33 hits and 34 runs, but Turner again won, 19-15.

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